Summer of the Outdoors


Early in the summer, I bought the Buff.  Little did I know that it would become my trademark piece of mountain garb.

This is what I look like every time I hike: high ponytail, crooked smile, and the Buff.

It’s ridiculous.  And I love it.  People ask about it on every hike I find myself on – which means that I am officially a backcountry trendsetter.

I got my fill of the outdoors this weekend.  I climbed a 14er one day (thus reaching my goal of 6 14ers this summer, hey-ooooo!), and a 13er the next.  Yesterday, August 29, I watched people in shorts and tank tops ski down a glacier.

Colorado is bizarre and beautiful.  I’m lucky to live here.  And I’m so thankful for all of the time I’ve been able to spend outside this summer.



  1. Matt Beever on August 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Yay for you and yay for the outdoors!

    Your sweet buff totally makes you look like a contestant on Survivor. Love it.

  2. Pamela on August 30, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    What is your secret? You look SO beautiful in your Buff, so I went and got one too. I do NOT look beautiful in mine, so much that I may take it back. What’s my problem? What am I doing wrong?

  3. Julianne on August 31, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    I love your buff. I want one. And I also want to live by 14ers to hike. We’ll be in Colorado in two weeks! YAY!
    Oh, and if you have time, go to the Over the Rhine concert this weekend.

  4. Brent on September 1, 2010 at 12:11 AM

    I Can’t. Help. Say (consider my nerd-ness disclaimed) that I now am trying to imagine you as a Survivor contestant (where the Buff made it’s international debut). I’m not sure how you would do as a contestant, but you can clearly rock the Buff (have you considered the many uses as seen on TV: bracelet, hair-tie, tube top, mini-skirt, bandage?).

  5. Danielly Nobile on September 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    I just saw the Buff at REI and I thought of you. I didn’t get one because I think no one will EVER be able to look as cute as you while wearing one of those.

    P.S. I like how it matches your tank top!

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